Tiger Woods has bypassed playing yet another event that normally is on his schedule, this time it is the Memorial Tournament hosted by the legendary Jack Nicklaus, whose major record Tiger has been trying to beat his entire life.  Meanwhile the superstar golfer has registered to play in The British Open Championship in July, however that does not guarantee that he will tee it up.  Woods also has registered for the US Open championship set to be played at Oakmont CC father’s day weekend, but it is looking more and more unlikely that Woods will play in the year’s second major championship.  Generally Woods plays two or three events in the four to five weeks leading up to a major, thus far he has not played competitive golf since last August after which he had back surgery.  Woods, in public appearances is looking fit as he always has and the golfer says he has been working out hard and been doing a modest amount of light practice at his home facility and golf course in Florida.  While there have been reports that he has been doing some actual playing, Woods says that he has not played any holes with the exception of five holes at the Grand Opening of his newly designed Blue Jack National golf course.  If he hasn’t actually been playing, the likelihood that he will actually tee it up in a tournament anytime soon is quite slim.  Michael Jordan was quoted earlier this year as saying that when had a talk with Tiger that the golfer admitted that he wishes he could just quit as getting back to competing at such a high level while dealing with injuries, business ventures and caring for his kids is a monumental task, let alone the expectations and hopes that many fans have of witnessing more victories and memorable performances.  At a press event for the upcoming Quicken loans National tournament that is hosted by Tiger Woods, Woods participated in a closest to pin challenge in which he hit (all) three consecutive balls in the water from 100 yards and complained of being stiff.  Tiger fans may not want to believe the ugly truth, but despite the formality of registering to play in the next two major championships, Tiger Woods does not look like a man who is ready to take on the world’s best and is just afraid to admit that he is just about done.  However, we have seen the modern day legend pull of some very amazing things that only he could do but amid building speculation the question remains, is Tiger Woods tapped out, can he still win?

Published by Ville Iso-Ahola